Dr Richard Haines

dr_richard_hainesA UFO sighting by a woman swimming on the rooftop pool of her hotel starts a chain reaction. She tells the lifeguard of her sighting, who tells the security guard, who contacted police and a journalist from La Presse Newspaper. This incident caught the eyes of Richard Haines, a former NASA scientist and Bernard Guenette, a former Ufologist. They published a twenty five page report on the sighting, which concludes that the “evidence for the existence of a highly unusual, hovering, silent object is indisputable.” Besides this particular case, Haines has investigated UFO’s for over forty years and has written many articles and books about the topic as well.

Richard F. Haines was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and attended the University of Washing ton (College of Engineering) and Pacific Lutheran College (Tacoma) where he received the B.A. degree in 1960. He was awarded the M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University (East Lansing) in 1962 and 1964, respectively, in the field of Experimental Psychology.

After working at NASA-Ames from 1967 – 1986 as a research scientist in numerous astronautical (Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Station) and aeronautical (e.g., Mgr. of the Joint FAA/NASA Head-up Display Program, landing simulation research) projects, he was appointed Chief of the Space Human Factors Office at NASA-Ames (1986-1988) where he directed research and development efforts of the AX-5 “hard” EVA space suit, habitability design research for Space Station Freedom, and spacecraft window design.

He retired from government service in 1988 and taught at San Jose State University as an Associate Professor of Psychology while working part time as a scientist in the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science. From 1990-1991 he has provided consulting services to NASA in various laboratory activities related to supersonic wind tunnel automation redesign and Space Station Freedom – to – ground bandwidth image transmission reduction.

His interest in UFO phenomena spans over 20 years with special interests in sightings by pilots, analysis of photographic evidence, and data on Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind. He claims that, “these three areas contain the type of data that will bring us to a successful discovery of the core nature of the phenomena.

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